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Weekend Activities

Our weekend activities embrace the world both on and off campus. You’ll take advantage of our proximity to major cities like Philadelphia and New York, and we also value the richness of diversity that exists on campus. On a given weekend, there might be opportunities to explore mural arts in Philly, collaborate to build a raft, make empanadas, design a creation for a fashion show, or solve a mystery on a New York City visit.

The George School campus provides 240 acres to experience and explore. Students can practice yoga, use the ropes course, try their hand at archery, participate in campus scavenger hunts, enjoy Live Music Weekend, stargaze on South Lawn, and grab some snacks to watch an outdoor movie with their friends in the William Penn Auditorium. Community members make the most of weekends at George School, and there is something for everyone!

There are still plenty of fun activities for students to enjoy that keep the George School community connected even when the campus has closed weekends. During spring 2020, students on campus learned new skills including biking, swimming, and kayaking, and also enjoyed games of virtual Pictionary and cooking contests. The 2020-2021 academic year has also provided plenty of opportunities to keep the community engaged thanks to our Director of Student Activities and the Student Activities Board.

Our Students

Christian discovers that coming together as a community happens naturally, easily, and fast at George School.

More to Explore

George School Celebrates Lunar New Year

George School students celebrated the Lunar New Year with festivities starting on Monday, February 4, 2019 and lasting throughout the week. Events included a day-long celebration in the Barash Room, a community celebration in Main Lobby, and a trip to Philadelphia’s Chinatown.

Planning in a Pandemic: Student Life

Planning activities that keep teenagers safe and engaged is a difficult job at any time, but during a pandemic it is even more challenging. We recently sat down with Director of Student Activities, Shari Rossmann, for a “virtual” face to face conversation to find out what George School boarding students have been doing this fall and what to look forward to throughout the year.

Healing Dialogue Through Monologue

On Friday, February 19th and Saturday, February 20th, 2021 George School theater students performed Talking With..., a play consisting of monologues ranging from laugh-out-loud funny to others hard to listen to.